Small Cool 2009: ChimeraNYC's Prospect Park Pad

Small Cool 2009: ChimeraNYC's Prospect Park Pad

Aaron Able
Apr 10, 2009

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Who Lives Here: John, Steven, and Bob (the turtle)
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Size: 560 square feet

What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home? Over the years we have both picked up a few art pieces that reflect our personalities, and moving in together gave us the incentive to display our favorites. Lincoln Center prints found their place among others from a London street market and a Haeckel biology text. A grandmother's orange slag glass vase inspired an entire collection. And a reproduction Calder mobile was a joint decision, based on a mutual love of the artist.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your small home? The apartment has minimal storage space. We wanted a solution that was practical, cost efficient, and unique. After some research, we found about three dozen wine crates in various sizes from a gentleman on Craigslist. The raw wood was stained darker to blend with the other wood in the apartment. They are now used as bookcases and storage bins for everything from shoes to knitting. We even turned one into a coffee table using legs from broken furniture found on the street.

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